Emily Cooley

Emily C.

Mansfield, TX
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I excel at teaching young students beginning piano. I have had my own studio of around 25 students ages 3-10 for the last 10 years before moving to TX and greatly enjoyed helping young students develop a love for music through piano lessons.

About Emily C.

I moved to Mansfield, Texas in August, 2019, from the Chicago Suburbs, where I have been singing and teaching music since 2007. I am excited to meet and work with many new students in the DFW area!.

A little about my background in music:

I hold a Bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance (and a minor in dance) from Millikin University (Decatur, IL) and a Master's degree in Vocal Performance from Northern Illinois University (DeKalb, IL) where I focused on vocal pedagogy. During both my undergrad and graduate studies, I was active in the college choirs and opera productions.

I performed a variety of roles including Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, Countess in the Marriage of Figaro, Ottavia in The Coronation of Poppea, and Carolina in Il Matrimonio Segreto. During college, I studied Italian, French, and German which have helped me in singing and teaching music in these languages. I also had the opportunity to do a study abroad Opera program with Oberlin in Italy where I was able to study with teachers from the Eastman School of Music.

After finishing graduate school I taught private voice and piano lessons at Northern IL. and a variety of music studios. I taught over 400 students ages 3-65. I helped students successfully prepare auditions for college, musical theatre productions, all-state choir, summer music programs, and more. I taught students in a wide variety of musical styles and skill levels. I was also able to sing in two professional choirs from 2010-2019

For the last 7 years, in addition to teaching private lessons I also served as the choir director/music theory/music appreciation instructor at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, a small state-funded boarding high school for gifted students. There, I helped students prepare for solo/ensemble contest and all-state choir, directed concerts, and collaborated with the drama club to put on musical theatre scenes programs.


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3 Reviews
Lexi C.
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Emily is terrific. My daughter really likes her piano lessons. First time she has been excited about taking the lessons.

Posted Feb 19, 2020
Tung L.
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Great teacher for the kids

Posted Jan 27, 2020
Vinh L.

Went great, she is great with the kids

Posted Dec 31, 2019


Director of Choral Activities and Music Theory Instructor
Aug 2012 - Aug 2019

Illinois Math and Science Academy

Taught High School level choir classes, assisted students in preparing for all state auditions, solo and ensemble, directed ensembles. Also taught advanced music theory and music appreciation to students ages sophomore-senior in high school.

Voice and Piano Instructor
Nov 2007 - Sep 2010

American Music Institute

Taught voice and piano lessons to students of all ages


Music Performance- Vocal
Aug 2007 - May 2009

Northern Illinois University

Music Performance- Vocal
Aug 2003 - May 2007

Millikin University



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